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Volleyball Lady ‘Cats swept by UC in home match

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (3-16, 3-7) volleyball team fell against Charleston (15-7, 7-3) Tuesday at Rockefeller Center.
WVWC Leaders
Jenny Lundy’s eight kills led WVWC. Payton Hefner tallied 15 assists and seven digs. Autumn Molenhouse recorded multiple service aces. At the net, Lexis Tatum and Joelle Lalla each totaled four blocks.
Charleston Leaders
UC’s Sage Bearnson hammered a match-high 13 kills. Setter Maria Hernandez passed 34 assists. Libero Madison Jackson led the Golden Eagles in service aces (three) and digs (12). Mckenzie Carpenter contributed four block assists.
Inside Set One
The Golden Eagles opened the match by winning the first three decisions. UC extended their lead to four points at 6-2. A service ace from Maddi Carpenter whittled the Charleston lead to one point at 6-5. UC regained their four-point lead at 12-8 following a kill from Bearnson. A kill from Jaxin Melby extended the Golden Eagle lead to five points. UC went on a 3-0 run to grow their lead to 21-14. A kill by Tatum cut the UC deficit to three points at 24-21. Ally Fisher closed out the first set and gave the Golden Eagles a 25-21 opening set win.
Inside Set Two
Charleston claimed seven of the first 10 points of the second set. A kill from Michela Ayers put Wesleyan within two points at 7-5. The Lady Bobcats clawed back after trailing five points to put the score at 11-9 UC. Charleston ignited a 6-0 run to go up 17-9. The Golden Eagles won 14 out of the final 19 points to take set two, 25-14.
Inside Set Three
The two teams split the first ten points. Lalla tied the score at 5-5. A service ace by Sarah McCall gave Wesleyan a 6-5 lead. After Charleston tied the score, Lundy and Madison Boswell connected on kills to grow the WVWC lead to eight points. The Golden Eagles reclaimed the lead at 10-9 after a service ace from Jackson. Ayers answered with a kill and tied the score on the following point. The Bobcats trailed 11-10 when Ayers and Lundy swung kills to give Wesleyan a one-point cushion.
The Golden Eagles tied the score at 12. Lundy drilled her seventh kill of the night to give the lead back to WVWC. UC won three consecutive points to claim a 15-13 lead. Wesleyan tied the score at 18 following a service ace from Abigail Anderson. Charleston ended the match by winning the final seven points and claimed set three, 25-18.
Up Next
The Lady Bobcats will travel to Wheeling, W.Va., for a match versus the Cardinals on Friday at 7 p.m.

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